Chiropody & Podiatry in Durham
What is Chiropody & Podiatry?
Podiatry is the modern term for chiropody. Your podiatrists at the Northern Integrative Health Practice (NIHP) in Durham are specialists of the foot.
They treat all manner of conditions which affect the skin, nails, muscles, joints, tendons, nerves and circulation of the foot.
That’s a lot to cover as you can imagine. And that’s why it takes 3 or 4 years years of training, and a degree in podiatric medicine to become qualified.
As such, Podiatrists can perform minor surgeries with the use of local anaesthetics, and will dispense prescription only medicines when required. They really are a complete service for foot problems.
Your chiropodist is registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC), the modern equivalent of State Registration, and members of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.
Chiropody for You & Your Family
Anyone can benefit from specialist foot care at some stage in their life, which is why it’s good practice to have your feet checked periodically, to avoid developing future foot health problems.
It’s vital as we get older to have regular footcare to ensure we keep mobile, to ensure our feet are comfortable and free from infection. Research proves that falls are greatly reduced in the older age group if feet are properly cared for.
We all visit a dentist on a regular basis, but what about your feet? Your feet are one of the most used parts of the human body, and often neglected, sometimes with devastating results.
Do members of your family suffer with a foot health problem? They’re often inherited, so it is important to get your own feet checked. This will identify potential problems early on.
What can Chiropody & Podiatry treat?
We can identify fungal infections in the nail and provide a treatment plan to deal with even the most stubborn infections.
Chiropody will diagnose this condition and provide a treatment plan to eliminate it and prevent recurrences.
Verrucae & Warts
We offer a variety of treatment options including a weekly treatment of caustics.
Painlessly treated, we can reduce any excess hard skin and cracks, eliminating painful symptoms and vastly improving the skin’s appearance.
If you suffer from recurring or serious ingrowing toenails, the whole or a part of nail can be permanently removed under local anaesthetic. In most cases that’s a last resort, and your podiatrist will usually remove the ingrown toenail without resorting to surgery.
A routine chiropody treatment covers a lot of symptoms in a routine chiropody treatment, including nails, hard skin, corns and calluses. This will instantly transform your feet and provide much improved comfort and cosmetic enhancement.